Western Burgers



  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted shortening
  • 4 cups flour


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons salad dressing
  • 1/4 pound grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Dough: Combine water, yeast, sugar and salt. Let stand a few minutes.
  2. Add shortening and half of flour. Stir until well blended.
  3. Gradually add remaining flour until a firm dough results.
  4. Place in a greased bowl and let rise.
  5. Filling: Brown ground beef and onion. Drain off fat.
  6. Add remaining ingredients.
  7. Refrigerate until cool.
  8. Roll out dough 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 3 1/2-inch squares.
  9. Pour about 1/2 cup of meat mixture in center of each square. Pull corners together and pinch all the openings closed.
  10. Turn upside down on a greased pan. Mash down slightly; let rise until double in size.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown.
  12. Brush with melted margarine.

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